Thank goodness we’re now seeing temperatures increase and the snow slowly melt.
It’s been a weird start to 2010. Most of us returned to work after the break invigorated and optimistic. We all had a few days of recovery after New Year’s Eve and the improving economy made everyone feel much more positive about the future. Then what happens? We get dumped on. Literally.
Now don’t get me wrong. There was a LOT of snow and it was brass monkeys too. But even so, it’s amazing the impact it has had. The public transport network ground to a halt, the roads were gridlocked and the net result…no one could get to work.
In a time of economic boom, we’d be less worried about this. The snow and it’s net effect (more time at home) could almost be regarded as a bonus from on high for all our hard work. However, with the country on its knees, it really hasn’t helped. It’s almost like the new year hasn’t started. Planning meetings have had to be cancelled and conference calls postponed. We’ve all tried to muddle through and keep projects on track but with half the world at home under a duvet, it’s been difficult to generate any traction.
Still there is some good news. For the first time in years, I’ve been able to plan and book my Summer holiday already. And before you ask, I’m going somewhere hot…